Category Archives: Funk

Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus

A sound never heard before, is just one of its qualities. Debut release by Yussef Kamaal duo is all about drums and keys. There’s always this contrast between rhythm, and melody, leaving an empty space for the listener. Yes, the solos are

Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus

A sound never heard before, is just one of its qualities. Debut release by Yussef Kamaal duo is all about drums and keys. There’s always this contrast between rhythm, and melody, leaving an empty space for the listener. Yes, the solos are

Takuya Kuroda – Rising Son

“Japan-born/N.Y.C.-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda’s Blue Note Records debut, 2014’s Rising Son, is a funky, soul and hip-hop-infused affair featuring production from acclaimed jazz vocalist José James.  Kuroda delves deep into a ’70s fusion, funk, and Afro-beat-influenced sound that is at once

Takuya Kuroda – Rising Son

“Japan-born/N.Y.C.-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda’s Blue Note Records debut, 2014’s Rising Son, is a funky, soul and hip-hop-infused affair featuring production from acclaimed jazz vocalist José James.  Kuroda delves deep into a ’70s fusion, funk, and Afro-beat-influenced sound that is at once

Jazz

Darryl Reeves – Mercury

Spaced out, soulful, broken but groovy, with strong influences of Herbie Hancock and Sun Ra music. Still, pretty innovative in many ways! Very modern sound production that is amazingly tight in its colorful stereo image is definitely the first thing to

Jazz

Darryl Reeves – Mercury

Spaced out, soulful, broken but groovy, with strong influences of Herbie Hancock and Sun Ra music. Still, pretty innovative in many ways! Very modern sound production that is amazingly tight in its colorful stereo image is definitely the first thing to

WAR – Deliver The World

Orgasmic, soulful and yet rough album by the legendary WAR band. Grooves vary from song to song, sometimes you feel the blues, jazz, or very often funk vibe, all permeated with extended jams and beautiful solos. But, thinking of it as a whole, it’s

WAR – Deliver The World

Orgasmic, soulful and yet rough album by the legendary WAR band. Grooves vary from song to song, sometimes you feel the blues, jazz, or very often funk vibe, all permeated with extended jams and beautiful solos. But, thinking of it as a whole, it’s

TM Juke – Maps From The Wilderness

It’s a mellow thing plated with beautiful singing by Alice Russel and sampled jazz records from 50s. The debut album by TM Juke, released in 2003 for Tru Thoughts record label, could be classified as a nu soul/funk release. Music filled with

TM Juke – Maps From The Wilderness

It’s a mellow thing plated with beautiful singing by Alice Russel and sampled jazz records from 50s. The debut album by TM Juke, released in 2003 for Tru Thoughts record label, could be classified as a nu soul/funk release. Music filled with

Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Bridges

Six years after Pieces of a Man release, which you had an opportunity to hear in one of my previous posts, Heron is still the same guy. He’s social, political, rebellious…But, he for sure sings with more skill, depending less on

Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Bridges

Six years after Pieces of a Man release, which you had an opportunity to hear in one of my previous posts, Heron is still the same guy. He’s social, political, rebellious…But, he for sure sings with more skill, depending less on

Medeski, Martin & Wood – Combustication

Any album by MMW is definitely worth of posting, but this one is the perfect starter.  This is groovy, acid, funky, bluesy, jammed out by the genre’s most progressive and increasingly more influential touring trio,  released on August 11, 1998 for

Medeski, Martin & Wood – Combustication

Any album by MMW is definitely worth of posting, but this one is the perfect starter.  This is groovy, acid, funky, bluesy, jammed out by the genre’s most progressive and increasingly more influential touring trio,  released on August 11, 1998 for